Posted by Brad Papson
With Youth Sports Injuries on the Rise, FMS Plays a Key Role in Prevention
Injuries that were once seen mostly in active adults are now occurring more frequently with children. In a time when young athletes are more likely to specialize in one sport and participate year-round, youth sport participants are more prone to injury than ever. As many as 28% of football players in organized sports will sustain an injury between the ages of 5 and 14.
One key in injury treatment and prevention for youth is early recognition. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), is frequently used as a baseline to assess movement and identify key risk factors that could contribute to increased risk of injury.
Click here for the full story on youth sports injuries, and how Dr. Witkowski uses the FMS to aid in treatment and prevention.